Podcast Episode 74: Unique & Rare Pennsylvania Birth Records That Few Know About
What if I told you that in the 1700’s and 1800’s in Pennsylvania, there were unique and beautiful birth records created? These are not official government records and not church records. It is what we call fraktur and I explain what it is and where to find it in this episode.
My Inner Circle Members get a resource sheet with links to digital collections of fraktur.
The example shown is “Birth and Marriage Record (Geburts und Trauschein) for Catharina Stutzmann and Daniel Esch,” hosted at the Free Library of Philadelphia website https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/5808
Two other websites with digital images of fraktur are the National Archives nara.gov and Winterthur Museum in Delaware winterthur.org
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